What Kind of Innovator Are You?

Leading Blog

When it comes to innovation, it is no different. Jeff DeGraff writes in The Innovation Code , “ Your dominant worldview is your biggest strength —the quality that makes you stand out from other people.” The Artist The Artist loves radical innovation. Creativity & Innovation

Management vs Innovation: Take Your Pick

Linked 2 Leadership

“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. Alexis de Tocqueville On Innovation Let’s look at innovation. Leading Change Organizational Health business Innovation leadership Leadership Development Leadership vs. Management Management

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How Leaders can Ignite Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

An executive at a company I work with recently told me: “W e have very creative employees who want to be innovative but find many obstacles created by the cultural opposition to it. We spend a lot of time training and encouraging employees at all levels how to be more creative and innovation. They leave our programs all fired up ready to change the world, then go back to a workplace that crushes their innovative ideas and enthusiasm. Allow employees time to innovate.

Technological Innovation and Management

Curious Cat

Technological innovation brings great opportunity for improving results and quality of life. I think that a capable management system is needed to make technological innovation as successful as it needs to be.

Innovative Leaders

Coaching Tip

OUT THINK: How to innovate Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes" by G. Shawn Hunter provides a step-by-step outline for how executives can achieve this stage of creativity by shedding outmoded management and organizational biases. The Innovative Leader "Out Thinks".

Innovation Begins (and remains) at the Top

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By John Sweeney: Innovation is foundational to business leadership. We empower individuals across disciplines to evaluate, orchestrate, strategize, create and hire, but most importantly, we empower others to innovate. empowerment innovation John Sweeney

The Wrong Way To Innovate: When Unrealistic Expectations Meet Antiquated Management

Strategy Driven

Innovation has always been culturally synonymous with ‘the latest and greatest’, the ‘next big thing’, and on the surface this true. Companies like to rollout their innovations at trade shows and industry events to garner attention and praise for their good work. Innovation luminaries like Coca Cola, General Electric, Shell Oil innovate effectively because they have structural elements in common, and they work to avoid a number of key pitfalls executing innovation work.

This Word Unleashes Change & Innovation

N2Growth Blog

The word no ends discussions, stifles creativity, kills innovation, impedes learning, and gates initiative. Have you ever worked for a boss who always said no ? If you have, my first guess is it was a frustrating experience.

Positive Communication Leads to a Culture of Innovation

Lead Change Blog

The word innovation has become ubiquitous. Just because something is new – whether it’s a mission statement, product, service, or business—doesn’t mean it deserves to proclaim itself innovative. Innovation is not about doing an old thing in a new way.

Leadership Code Switching in the Innovation Sandbox

N2Growth Blog

Leadership code switching is the ability to modify behavior, in response to rapidly changing environments, using past experiences to manage psychological challenges when moving toward the Future Picture. Having the experience to successfully code switch in the heat of battle offers a different ‘way to play’ in the innovation sandbox; one that allows leaders to change their lens of leadership whilst achieving greater results and outcomes. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts.

Approach to Innovation

Coaching Tip

Today's conventional wisdom says to survive, companies must move beyond incremental innovation and invest in radical, disruptive innovation. In "THE POWER OF LITTLE IDEAS" , Wharton professor David Robertson examines an approach to innovation; one that is neither incremental nor disruptive. This low-risk, high-reward strategy is an approach to innovation that all companies should recognize and apply when it will give them a competitive advantage. Unlocking Innovation.

12 Keys To Dauntless Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Aiming to jump start innovation in your organization? Innovation is a necessity, a way of life for mountaineers. Climbers plan meticulously then innovate their way through unexpected challenges to reach a summit. Pursuit of personal comfort is a second enemy of innovation.

Corporate Innovation Through Daring Personal Disruption

Lead Change Blog

Johnson shares this insightful S-curve derived from research on innovation. People, projects and organizations could be in one of three phases on this learning-innovation curve. For organizations, it’s time to keep looking for innovations or they will be stuck at a plateau.

Under New Management

Leading Blog

It is hard to let go of the thinking behind some of the management tools we still use today. David Burkus reports on a number of seemingly radical management ideas in Under New Management. He also tackles the question: Are managers necessary? Management

Partnership: A Crucible for Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Realizing the path to innovation would require revolutionary new thinking; all three leaders grasped that it would also take a new way of coalescing and harnessing talent. Reading Collective Genius , The Innovators , Creativity, Inc. Sourcing Innovation Collaboratively.

One Compelling Question for Innovators

Lead on Purpose

Aside from the exciting product idea to heat and cool … Continue reading → Innovation Product Management Techology discover Great work observe products Guest post by David Sturt for Lead on Purpose blog I recently came across a story in Wired magazine about a radically new technology being developed for heating and cooling.

May Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the May 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. This month’s Carnival has some great information on employee engagement, marketing, innovation, life balance, business trends, social media, organizational culture, communication, leadership and other [.]. Blog Carnival 4 generations Business Trends communication employee engagement innovation leadership management motivation organizational productivity performance management

Experts Chime in on Bold and Innovative Leadership: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Our September Festival is all about Bold and Innovative Leadership. No one has the words “Bold” or “Innovative” printed on their business cards; but Bill Benoist of Leadership Heart Coaching shares that when you look, these leaders are all around us.

Avoid These Mistakes If You Want to Lead Innovative Teams

Lead Change Blog

Dye President at Trailblaze, Inc David works with leaders, managers, and supervisors who want to get more done, build teams that care, and achieve results. Leadership Development creativity experimentation Innovation Problem Solving risk

April Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the April 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. Topics for the Management Journey Blog Carnival include decision making, emotional intelligence, communication, innovation, entrepreneurship, meeting management, human resources, staffing, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, employee engagement, and other related topics.

Managing the business risks of open innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article, written by Oliver Alexy and Markus Reitzig, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2012), and published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, obtain information about the firm, access other resources, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * [.].

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #17 – Whitney Johnson On Using Disruptive Innovation To Drive Growth

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to disruptive innovation, the common and natural tendency is to view it from the lens of organizational growth and evolution. It’s the question that serves as the guiding focus of my talk with management thinker, writer, and author, Whitney Johnson.

Stop Numerator Thinking: Innovating Your Service Experience

Lead Change Blog

I listened to an IT manager explaining on a speakerphone to a colleague he served in the marketing function why it was going to take two days to get a requested report. They cultivate, grow, innovate and invest. What happens to most staff and support units when budget time rolls around?

10 ways to foster innovation (even if you’re *just* an entry-level manager)

Bud to Boss

I’ve read about some really cool ideas to encourage innovation and creative thinking in the workplace, like (the soon to be renamed ) FedEx Days. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to inspire innovation that won’t require your CEO to sign off first.

ODE to Innovation

Mills Scofield

We know what happens to organizations that don’t innovate - look at the 1990 Fortune 100 list. So how do we become an ODE to innovation? ” For dreaming - innovation to have a positive impact , it must be based on values and integrity.

June Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the June 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. This month’s Carnival has some great information on communication, customer service, planning, time management, social media, innovation, leadership, performance management, coaching, marketing, sales and other topics. The Management Journey Carnival is published on the third Monday of each month.

5 Ways Leaders Foster Innovation

Linked 2 Leadership

Leadership innovation happens all around us. Last week, innovation took the stage at the Frankfurt Automobile Show. Coaching Corner EntrepreLeadership Leading Change business Dieter Zetsche Innovation Knowledge Management Tata Nano As technology and tools improve exponentially over time, the ways that dreams come true continue to amaze. Dieter Zetsche, the chief executive of Daimler, sprang from the back of a Mercedes S-Class that had no one in the […].

Five ways to create a culture of innovation

Strategy Driven

Does your business have a culture in which innovation thrives? Building a culture of innovation is hard work. However, the scientific research into how to create a culture where innovation thrives is both plentiful and precise.

11 Ways for Leaders to Encourage Innovation from Their Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

I often hear managers blame “the company” for not allowing employees to be innovative. While that may be true to some extent, it frustrates me that these managers don’t seem to understand that in the eyes of their employees, they are they company. Regardless of what kind of company you may work in, there is plenty a leader can do to create an environment where employees are encouraged to be innovative. innovation innovative leadership leaders

What Is Beyond Control? New Ways For Benevolent Leaders To Innovate.

Strategy Driven

Benevolent leadership is innovation on steroids. By its very nature, innovation goes beyond control. If innovation is a core strategy for your business, you need to lead from the space of asking questions that create new possibilities and new choices.

Ignite Innovation In Your Team

Lead Change Blog

No business will be successful unless its product, service or process is innovative on some level. Innovation is what differentiates companies within the same industry from one another. Author information Piera Palazzolo Piera Palazzolo of Dale Carnegie Training wants to contribute to the online conversation about leadership and business management with the blogging community.

The importance of leadership in effective management

Lead on Purpose

There are many elements that make a good manager, however, one of the critical qualities is leadership. Leadership and management must go hand in hand, but they are not the same thing. Leadership and management are complementary, but it is … Continue reading → Leadership Innovation management productivity structure systems

Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

Coaching Tip

Beyond alarming questions of what is "fair" to the innovators themselves, few have considered how these human capital controls might impact the quality and quantity of innovation--and ultimately economic growth. We need diverse social and professional connections to innovate.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

Thinking Differently. Enabling Innovation

Create Learning

Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Hire Mike of Create-Learning to Think Differently & Enable Innovation within your company and team. Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation from Michael Cardus.

September Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the September 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. This month thought leaders share their wisdom on customer service, innovation, team building, sales, email management, self awareness, social business, communication, knowledge management, entrepreneurship, and other topics. Blog Carnival communication customer service emotional intelligence human resources innovation leadership management organizational productivity people skills social media

March Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the March 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include communication, marketing, employee engagement, product development, innovation, ethics, workplace diversity, talent management, conflict resolution, social networks, and other related topics. Blog Carnival change strategy communication innovation leadership management motivation organizational productivity survival skills

January Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include time management, change leadership, employee engagement, interpersonal effectiveness, social business, generational management, motivation, innovation, organizational learning, teamwork, [.]. We’re off to a good start with the first Carnival Edition for this year.

February Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the February 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include time management, employee engagement, project management, interpersonal effectiveness, social business, generational management, innovation, organizational learning, teamwork, leadership skills, customer relations, self-improvement, and other related topics.

The Culture of Innovation and People Dimension: #IHRChat


Yesterday, I managed to get back to favorite social learning platform – #IHRChat to learn and contribute my insights on the all important topic of building a culture of innovation and the people dimension. Q1: How do you define innovation ? Innovation is the fruit.